Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for May 27-29, 2017!

Cheap Weekend Fun 2016Here are a few things to do this Memorial Day weekend in Boston. As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed your favorite free event!

Memorial Day Open House at the MFA: Monday, May 29, 2017. Enjoy free admission all day at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for their annual Memorial Day Open House.

Free Admission at the ICA: Monday, May 29, 2017. In honor of Memorial Day, the ICA is offering free admission to all to the art museum on Monday. Also, Families (with children 12 and under) are free this Saturday and the the last Saturday of every month, except December.

SoWa Open Market: Saturdays and Sundays through October from 10-4pm. Enjoy the largest celebration of local artists, farmers, chefs, musicians, and more in Boston!

MIT Museum: Enjoy free admission at the MIT Museum on the last Sunday of every month from September to June!

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Boston Central has a list of all local towns with a Memorial Day parade this weekend, most on Monday.

It’s also US Military Appreciation Weekend at Canobie Lake Park where military, veterans, and families can receive $10 admission with ID from May 27-29, 2017.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for May 20-21, 2017!

Cheap Weekend Fun 2016

There’s so many fun and cheap things to do in Boston this weekend! As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed your favorite free event!

Revere Beach Kite Festival: Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Revere Beach from 11-2pm. Enjoy this annual kite festival & the first 300 kids will receive a free kite to decorate and fly!

Fresh Pond Day: Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 11-3pm in Cambridge. Enjoy wildlife presentations, parade, live music, kids activities and much more for this annual Fresh Pond Day

Canobie Lake Park: Rescheduled to Saturday, May 20, 2017. Moms get in FREE this Saturday at Canobie Lake Park when the weather should be a little nicer!

Home Sweet Home: Saturday, May 20, 2017. Many of the Trustees historic sites are FREE this weekend for Home Sweet Home Open House Day including Old Manse, Fruitlands Museum, and the Great House at Castle Hill!

Community Boating Open House: Saturday, May 20, 2017 by the Charles River from 10-2pm. Head to Community Boating on Saturday for their open house where you can join their free orientations every hour!

SoWa Open Market: Saturdays and Sundays through October from 10-4pm. Enjoy the largest celebration of local artists, farmers, chefs, musicians, and more in Boston!

Greenway Open Market: Every Saturday (and 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month) from 11-6pm until October. Enjoy handmade local arts and crafts, food trucks, and more!

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

If you are looking for a great walk this weekend for a great cause, the 2017 Boston Walk for Epilepsy is this Saturday at Pope John Paul II park as well.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for May 13-14, 2017!

Free Weekend Events in Boston

There’s so many fun and cheap things to do in Boston for this Mother’s Day weekend! If you are looking to celebrate Mom (or yourself) don’t forget to check out my post Where Mom Gets in Free in the Greater Boston Area for Mother’s Day!

As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed your favorite free event!

Free Ferry Day: Saturday, May 13, 2017. The Boston Harbor Islands return for the season this Saturday and you can take a FREE ferry to George’s Island or Spectacle Island to celebrate! First-come, first-serve.

Lilac Sunday: *Date Change to Saturday, 5/13!* Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 10-3pm at Arnold Arboretum. Head to the Arnold Arboretum for tours of the lilacs and other collections, family activities, food vendors, and more!

Springtime Spectacular at The Lawn on D: Saturday, May 13, 2017 at The Lawn on D starting at noon. Enjoy activities all day for all ages, live music, games, and much more!

Somerville Porchfest: Saturday, May 13, 2017 on the porches of Somerville Musicians. Head to the porches of local musicians for a day of free music and fun!

Wake up the Earth Festival and Parade: Rescheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2017. Head to Jamaica Plain for this family-friendly festival and parade.

Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 12-4pm at Brookline High School Quad. Enjoy live music, entertainment, food and more for this annual festival. $5 for students, $10-20 for families.

Cambridge Open Studios: May 13-14, 2017 in Cambridge. Head to Cambridge where locals artists will be opening up their studios for free this weekend!

Fort Point Art Walk: May 13-14, 2017 in Fort Point. The Fort Point arts community will be opening their studios for free this weekend!

Kids FunFest: May 13-14, 2017 in Newton Centre Green. Enjoy this fair with fun activities for kids with dance troupes, amusement rides, craft vendors, and more.

SoWa Open Market: Saturdays and Sundays through October from 10-4pm. Enjoy the largest celebration of local artists, farmers, chefs, musicians, and more in Boston!

Greenway Open Market: Every Saturday (and 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month) from 11-6pm until October. Enjoy handmade local arts and crafts, food trucks, and more!

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Hope you have a GREAT weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for December 3-4, 2016

Free Weekend Events in Boston

There’s so many fun and free (or almost free) things to do this weekend in Boston. As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed your favorite cheap events this weekend.

Mayor Walsh’s Tree Lighting: Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 12pm at 450 West Broadway. Head to W Broadway Municipal Lot in South Boston for some holiday fun with ponies, music, and holiday fun. Free. (Part of the Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour from December 2-4)

SoWa Winter Festival: December 2-4, 2016 at 460 Harrison Ave in the South End. Kick off this annual winter festival with holiday decorations, Christmas carols, artisans, food vendors, and much more!

Holiday Open House: Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 10-4pm at the Old South Meeting House. Enjoy holiday activities and crafts for all ages at this free family event.

CraftBoston Holiday 2016: December 2-4, 2016 at the Hynes Convention Center. Enjoy this 3-day event showcasing unique and handmade gifts! Discount tickets start at $5 via Goldstar Boston (aff. link).

Santa Paws: Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 12-2pm at Faneuil Hall. Spread holiday cheer with pet photos at Faneuil Hall. Free, but pet food donations appreciated. (A similar event is Sunday at Assembly Row if you prefer)

Vernon Street Open Studios: December 3-4, 2016 in Somerville. Local artists welcome the public into their studios for a fun and free event. Please bring a canned good.

Blink! at Faneuil Hall: November 20, 2016 to January 1, 2017 at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Enjoy this state-of-the-art sound and light extravaganza  every night this holiday season at Faneuil Hall Marketplace!

Jordan’s Enchanted Village: Now to January 1, 2017 at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon. Head to Jordan’s Enchanted Village in Avon to relive childhood memories and check out this wonderful holiday display!

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Don’t forget that the ICA in Boston is celebrating their 10 year Anniversary with 10 days of celebrations from December 1-10, 2016 with reduced admission, fun activities, and more!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for November 25-27, 2016!

Free Weekend Events in BostonSince Thursday is Thanksgiving, here is the Cheap Weekend Fun roundup a day early, and an extra day of weekend fun included! Friday is of course Black Friday and there’s so many things to besides shopping if you’d rather avoid the mall scene.

If you are shopping on Black Friday, here are some of the popular store opening times on Black Friday since Massachusetts is a little different than most of the country.

Here’s some fun and inexpensive things to do in Boston this extra long holiday weekend:

Boston Tuba Christmas: Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Faneuil Hall. Enjoy this 31st Annual Christmas event where many tuba players serenade the crowd! Free.

The Charles Hotel Tree Lighting Event: Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 4-6:30pm. Enjoy holiday music, a visit from Santa Claus and a tree lighting at 5:30pm. Free, but please bring new hats, gloves, and baby coats to donate to Cradles for Crayons.

Roslindale Tree Lighting: Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 3-5pm. Enjoy this annual tree lighting with holiday music, Santa, and a tree lighting!

Quincy Christmas Holiday Parade and Celebrations: November 25-26, 2016. Enjoy a tree lighting, parade, and watch Santa parachute from the sky this weekend in Quincy!

Small Business Saturday: Saturday, November 26, 2016. Shop small this Saturday and help a small business this holiday season.

Zoo New England Half Price Admission Day: Friday, November 25, 2016 at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo. Both the Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo are offering half price admission on Black Friday from 10-4pm!

Green Friday at the Trustees: Friday, November 25, 2016. Enjoy free admission and parking at Trustees properties this Friday.

Your Terrible Holidays: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 10pm at Riot Theater. Head to JP on Friday night for free improve comedy.

Blink! at Faneuil Hall: November 20, 2016 to January 1, 2017 at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Enjoy this state-of-the-art sound and light extravaganza  every night this holiday season at Faneuil Hall Marketplace!

Jordan’s Enchanted Village: Kicks off Saturday, November 19, 2016 to January 1, 2017 at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon. Head to Jordan’s Enchanted Village in Avon to relive childhood memories and check out this wonderful holiday display!

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for November 19-20, 2016!

Free Weekend Events in Boston

It’s a little quieter than usual for free events in Boston this weekend as it’s getting colder and closer to the holidays! However, there’s still some fun and cheap things to do this weekend in Boston if you are looking to get out of the house.

As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed any free or inexpensive events and fun this weekend in Boston.

Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting Spectacular: Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 3-10pm. Enjoy live holiday musical performances as well as the tree lighting to 80 foot Christmas Tree! (There will also be a live broadcast on WBZ from 8-9pm if you can’t make it in person)

America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade: Saturday, November 19, 2016 on Main Street in Plymouth, MA. Head to Plymouth, MA for a Thanksgiving parade in the town where it all began! Parade starts at 11am, but there’s activities and fun all weekend long.

The Boston Home Décor Show: November 18-20, 2016 at Cyclorama in the South End. Find out how to turn your home into your dream house with design tips, presentations, and more. Tickets are $15 but you can find free and discount tickets through Goldstar Boston (affiliate link).

Jordan’s Enchanted Village: Kicks off Saturday, November 19, 2016 to January 1, 2016 at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon. Head to Jordan’s Enchanted Village in Avon to relive childhood memories and check out this wonderful holiday display!

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for November 11-13, 2016

Free Weekend Events in BostonThere are so many fun and inexpensive things to do this weekend in the Boston area! In hopes that you also have Friday on for Veterans Day, I’ve also included some free fun for Friday in the post as well.

If you have Friday off for Veterans Day and are a Veteran, there are so many free meals, fun, and more for Vets and Activ, Military on Veterans Day.

Fenway Open Studios: November 12-13, 2016 from 11-5pm. Check out the studios of local artists and get the rare opportunity to meet and chat with the artists!

Allston Open Studios: Visit the art studios of local Allston artists and meet and chat with them in person!

Cranksgiving: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Paul Revere Park. he 3rd Annual Cranksgiving is part bike ride, part food drive, and part scavenger hunt. The event is free, but please donate food for the food drive.

Free Entrance Day at National Parks: Friday, November 11, 2016. Everyone can get free entrance at National Parks across the nation in honor of Veterans Day!

Veterans Harbor Cruise: Saturday, November 11, 2016 at 11am. Celebrate our Veterans with this annual Boston Harbor Cruise. Veterans, active military, and children under 2 are free, $10 otherwise.

Veterans Day Parade: Friday, November 11, 2016. Celebrate and honor our Veterans at this annual parade starting at Boylston and Charles Street and ending at City Hall Plaza.

Try Hockey for Free Day: Saturday, November 12, 2016. Kids ages 4-9 are encouraged to try Hockey for Free with limited equipment to use.

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for November 5-6, 2016!

 

cheap-weekend-fun-2016Happy first week of November! Here are some fun and inexpensive things to do this weekend in Boston:

mfaNOW Overnight: State of the Party Edition: Friday, November 4, 2016 from9pm to 9am on November 5, 2016. The Museum of Fine Arts is open all night with free admission through the Linde Family Wing.

Free BSO Community Chamber Concert: Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Aeronaut Brewery in Somerville. Free Boston Symphony Orchestra Community Chamber concert this weekend with free music and more for free.

South Boston Open Studios: November 5-6 2016 from 12-6pm. Head to South Boston where local artists will be opening their studios for free this weekend.

“A Beautiful World” Art Exhibit: November 5-6, 2016 from 1-5pm in Charlestown. Enjoy fine art, photography, prints, and more this weekend.

Boston Christmas Festival: November 4-6, 2016 at the Seaport World Trade Center. Enjoy everything Christmas under one roof and make Christmas shopping a breeze this year. Admission is $15 but print this coupon for $2 off admission.

Oysterfest: Sunday, November 6, 2016 at The Lansdowne Pub. Enjoy $1 Oysters from 12-4pm at the Lansdowne Pub with live music and fun. 21+ event.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us: Saturday and Sunday, November 5-6, 2016. Bank of America & Merrill Lynch cardholders can get into select museums the first weekend of every month for free by showing their bank card (per cardholder, not family). Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Museum and other museums across the state participate

Kid Price Saturday at Zoo New England: Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of the month at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo where everyone pays kids price for admission!

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Don’t forget it’s Daylight Saving Time this weekend so an extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning :)

Hope you have a great weekend!

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